Ready for some simple food yummifiers? (I thought about writing "flavor enhancers" but to me that means MSG, and these tips are far more natural than that!)
1. Soup yummifier
When you're making broth-based soups (like the chicken-barley I made yesterday), before it finishes cooking, add a bit of balsamic vinegar. Just enough to add flavor, but not not enough to make it too sour ("to taste.") (In a big pot, a few tablespoons or less should do it.) I saw this on a couple of recipes over at A Year of Slow Cooking, and it makes a huge difference in the flavor of homemade soup! Chickie loves it, too. (Zoodle's not a big soup fan these days.)
2. Pancake yummifier
Heat up some applesauce (we use unsweetened), and put it on top of pancakes to add to their flavor and healthiness. I admit when I did this yesterday, I also put butter and maple syrup on the pancakes, but you could certainly leave off either or both of those. Zoodle, who weighs about 1/4 of what I weigh, ate more pancakes than I did.
Do you have any super-simple ways to yummify your food?